About Us

Benefice News  

On 31 July 2016 we welcomed Revd David Smith and his wife Revd Angela Smith to our Benefice. The Institution and Induction service was presided over by the Bishop of Norwich and the Archdeacon of Norfolk.

Church Information

St Michael and All Angels is a fine old 14th Century Norfolk church with an historically important rood screen. This beautiful peaceful church is situated like many others away from the village, about 15 minutes walk from Barton Staithe. From Barton Staithe walk up the road, turn left at the village sign then take the second turn on the right for the church, a walk of just over a mile. We are open between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. The well known Rood Screen has the complete Nine Orders of Angels and one of the other panels shows St Appollonia, the patron saint of dentists. Literature about the screen is available at the church. A steep climb up the tower, by arrangement, rewards you with a magnificent view of the Norfolk coast from Trimingham to Yarmouth. Please make a cup of tea/ coffee if you so wish when you visit and sign the visitors book. We also have a toilet.

Prayer Corner

There is a Prayer Corner in St Thomas' Chapel. Prayer requests can be hung on the 'tree' and are read during Morning Prayer on a Thursday.


There is a moveable ramp enabling access to the Chancel. A wheelchair can be found in the Belfry should it be required.

Items for Sale

There is a range of items for sale. A comprehensive Church Guide is available, price £3 and a detailed guide of the Rood Screen, price £5.There are a number of other leaflets and prayers available, some free of charge.

Children's Corner

We have children's corner where toys, books and colouring sheets can be found. Activity bags are also which can be used elsewhere in the church.

Church Trail

"Through all the changing scenes of life", take a walk round the church with friends through the ages.             A children's trail is also available and can be taken away.

History Project

If you have any information about Neatishead, Irstead or Barton Turf relating to the time before, during and after WW1 we would be most interested to hear from you.  Please contact [email protected].

Parish Magazine 

The Parish Magazine is available to download. It contains information about services and events in other churches and villages. See heading 'pages and links'.

Food Bank

We are a collection point for the Norwch Foodbank which gives three days of emergency food to individuals and families in crisis. See heading 'pages and links'.

Bell Ringing

There is a ring of six bells, Friday night is practice night and for details please ring 01692 536183

Church Wardens

Mrs Barbara Pilcher 01692 536132